How to ensure that indigenous peoples are not being exploited or harmed by irresponsible / unsustainable tourism?

  • Increasingly, more social enterprises are working with local communities (which includes indigenous peoples) to bring the benefits of tourism dollars to them by selling authentic experiences to travellers looking for something off the beaten track. What kind of research / due diligence should be done as a potential customer to ensure that these communities are not exploited and that the businesses are channeling enough of the proceeds back into the communities they claim to support?

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